Tag: teachers

Americans Support Public Education in Diverse Schools

Despite influential campaigns to undermine  confidence in public schools, most Americans have faith in their local schools, according to the latest edition of the annual Phi Delta Kappa International (PDK) Poll of the Public's...

Choosing Schools, and Battles

Daniel Ward refuses to be distracted by efforts to divide supporters of public education The dogdays of summer have been rudely disturbed by the reaction to teachers’ leader Randi Weingarten’s linking of the federal government’s...

Help ELLs Scaffold

Drawp for School is a digital content-creation and collaboration tool with embedded language scaffolds for English language learners (ELLs). Teachers use Drawp to provide language-scaffolding support to assignments in any subject. Students can work...

Congress Advised of Critical Need to Boost Language Study

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) delivered its final report on the future of language education to the U.S. Congress, recommending...

Community Service

Jason Stricker explains how the Supporting Teacher Effectiveness Project helps create professional learning communities that work Research suggests that one of the main factors influencing student achievement results is the effectiveness of teachers. Research also...

Adding Madness to Method

Carol Gaab questions the value of traditional teaching methods in the language classroom Nothing draws more heated arguments in the field of language instruction than methods. Between trademarks and remarks, there has been much divisive debate...
ThinkstockPhotos-488510454-Copy-300x200.jpg

Redefining Inclusive Education

Frances Stetson offers guidance to improve the educational experience for all at-risk students Providing at-risk students and students with special needs with an inclusive learning environment—one in which students receive equitable opportunities for effective educational...

Trading in Futures

Is Trump's nomination of DeVos as Education Secretary a bargaining ploy? Like many of his cabinet nominations, Donald Trump’s proposal that Betsy DeVos lead the Education Department appears to be akin to asking a fox...

Investing in Teachers instead of Prisons

Education Secretary Arne Duncan delivered a stirring speech at the National Press Club that was particularly relevant for minority and English learner students "I agree with Secretary Duncan. Prison is not a solution to inequitable educational...
head_pen_apr15.jpg

Harnessing the Power of a Teacher’s Pen

Kelly Boswell argues that teachers should share their creative writing processes to benefit their students I recently asked a group of teachers to reflect on their own experiences as student writers. I asked them to...
Language Magazine